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Lazy Girls Rejoice: These Primers Will Replace Your Makeup

News flash: I'm really lazy. Even though I love makeup, when I'm pressed for time in the morning (which, let's be real, is <i>every</i> morning), I like to …

What to read this summer about the Middle East

It’s time for my annual summer beach week reading suggestions, where I reach beyond the political science literature to recommend books about the Middle East that I found well-written, informative and engaging. I fear this year’s list may be a bit depressing. After all, between multiple civil wars …

The Easy Way to Make Awesome Beer Nuts

Snack smart: Fire up a batch of these for game day.<p>When summer ends, football season begins. But, unfortunately, so too does the season of lackluster snacks. As football fans head to their living room couches and sports bar stools, they’re susceptible to gross-flavored potato chips and mounds of …

Recipes

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Nourish Snacks

At <i>Nourish</i>, <i>flavor</i> and <b>nourishment</b> are created equal. We know that snack time can be a true test of will power, but we created our <i>snacks</i> to bring <b>fun</b> and …

20 Reasons Why Peanut Butter Is Better Than Your Significant Other

<b>They get along nicely with your BFF, bacon.</b><p>Get the recipe <b>here</b>.<p><b>They don't get jealous when you hang out with other people, because they understand that, sometimes, more is merrier.</b><p><i>Yes, PB Oreos exist.</i><p><b>You can be sure that crazy people didn't participate in their creation and therefore mess them</i> …

Roll Your Way to a Fit Body: The Best Foam Roller Exercises

Effective fitness equipment doesn't have to be expensive. Loosen tight muscles and get a toned body!<p>Don't be fooled by its minimalist, no-frills appearance: A foam roller is one of the most valuable, inexpensive, and versatile pieces of gym equipment out there, says Lauren Borden, a certified …

Workouts

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

This birthday cake was assigned to the side of the family whose dessert preferences can be roughly summarized as <b>chocolate + anything else</b>, but if …

kale and quinoa salad with ricotta salata

It’s not my best quality, but I have a hard time talking about kale or quinoa with a straight face. When an ingredient is <i>everywhere</i>, when it is …

Sam's Favorite Chocolate Cake

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Everyone needs a new favorite cake. Here's yours.</i><p>I know you think you do not need another birthday cake recipe, but here are five cogent reasons to get you to make Sam's …

Dessert

Epicurious – Recipes, Menu Ideas, Videos & Cooking Tips

Cook This Now<p>No one will miss the flour in these pillowy-soft breakfast muffins, which are naturally gluten-free and can be eaten if you're keeping …

Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized salmon.<p>Do I need to go on? Because the word caramelized pretty much speaks itself straight into my soul.<p>There’s just something about food …

Seafood

The 5-Minute Workout That Will Kick Your Butt

All you need for this fast-paced routine is a pair of dumbbells<p>Think you don't have time to work out today? Enter this 5-minute, high intensity routine. This workout was created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the new book <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>. You'll do 5 moves in …

Workouts

The 15-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout

Downsize your equipment, maximize your results<p>Fancy equipment. Pricey gyms. Experienced personal trainers. All are nice pluses—but you don't need them to sculpt a better body. In fact, when you're short on time, stuck at home, or navigating a packed gym, scaling back can make you more …

Workouts

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Get long, lean muscles with this circuit workout<p>Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as …

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Weekend Challenge: Stability Ball Hip Raise

Tighten your tush!<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness</i> …

Fitness

The Best Freezer Dinners for Hectic Weeknights

This week's mission? Stock the freezer for the busy weeks ahead. But forget about those boring, tasteless meals that come packaged in cardboard — …

Tortilla Española of Summer Squash

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Gabrielle Arnold of Honest Fare gives us a new egg dish, straight from her yaya's kitchen.</i><p><i></i><p>I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve eaten tortilla Española in my life -- …

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Crust

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Biscuit Crust.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 14, 2013 103<p>Sooooo I have a thing for fruit and cheese.<p>I just LOVE it. …

Hot Blueberry Cheddar Dip with Toasty Crostini

Hot Blueberry Cheddar Dip with Toasty Bread.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 11, 2012 130<p>Some things in life make sense.<p>Chocolate and peanut butter. Budgets. Highly …

Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 3, 2010 153<p>I don’t have many words about this concoction. I mean, chocolate cobbler?<p>The main thing is that I …

Power Pairs Dumbbell Workout

Multitask your way to a better bod with these two-in-one strength-training exercises<p>In successful relationships, partners bring out the best in each other. The same can be said of fitness moves. Certain exercises are more effective when paired up than when done alone. "Doing two moves at the same …

Workouts

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

Workouts